March 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Laila Lalami is the author of the novels Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits (2005), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Secret Son (2009), which was on the Orange Prize longlist, and The Moor’s Account (2014), which won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was on the Man Booker Prize longlist. The Moor’s Account was also a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Born and raised in Morocco, Lalami’s essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian, and The New York Times, where she weighs in on contemporary issues in the Arab world and North Africa. She is the recipient of a British Council Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship and is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside.